Models 67099-1001 and 856-449
How to Replace Glacier Bay 2 Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet
Gather all the repair parts and tools needed before you begin.
You will need a flat tip screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver, a large Crescent wrench, a pair of slip joint
pliers, two new Glacier Bay faucet cartridges-RP22010, a new set of Glacier Bay seats and springs-RP22008, and a
small tube of silicon grease. Your faucet should have a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacture, call
the Glacier Bay warranty phone
number that came with your faucet and
ask them to send you the new parts free, as soon as possible. If you cannot wait for the free faucet parts and
have to have them right now, you can find them at most of The Home Depot stores. If you do not have a local Home
Depot, you may be able to substitute standard Delta faucet parts, found at almost every home center and hardware
store in America, for Glacier Bay faucet parts.
Locate the water shut-off valves under your kitchen sink. This
may entail clearing out a few things from under the sink.
Turn the hot-water side of the faucet on about half way. The hot
water should be on the handle on the left side of the Glacier Bay kitchen faucet.
Close the shut-off valve under the kitchen sink that connects
the faucet’s water supply line to the left side of the faucet. Turn the shut-offs handle clockwise until the
hot-water stops flowing from the kitchen sink faucet.
Open the cold-water handle on the right side of the kitchen sink
faucet on half way.
Shut-off the cold-water supply valve under the kitchen
Make sure that both the hot and cold water’s cut off completely,
and that there are is not even a drip coming from the kitchen sink faucet’s spout. If there is, you may want to
replace the shut-off valves before attempting to repair your Glacier Bay two-handle kitchen faucet. It will make
the repair more difficult if you have to fight even a small amount of flowing water to install the new kitchen
Block off the kitchen sink drain(s) using your strainer baskets,
garbage disposal stopper and/or a hand towel. This will prevent you from loosing small faucet parts down the
Remove the screw caps from on top of each faucet handle. The
screw caps or index buttons are covering the handle screws-RP50013. Remove the left handle index button-RP10028
that is marked with an “H”, and then remove the right index button-RP10029 marked with a “C”. You should be able to
pop them out by hand. If you have difficulty with this, you can use a small flat tip screwdriver to pry them out of
the top of the handles.
Unscrew the handle screws with a #2 Phillips screwdriver. Turn
the faucet handle screws counterclockwise to remove them.
Lift the kitchen faucet handles-RP13090 off the faucet cartridge
Unscrew the cartridge retaining nuts that hold the cartridges in
place with a large crescent wrench or smooth jaw pliers. Do not use sharp tools; you will ruin the finish on the
nuts. Turn the nuts to the left or counterclockwise to remove them.
Make a note as to the position of the cartridge handle stops,
the raised plastic part of the cartridge nest to the stem, before you pull them out of the faucet. When you put the
new stem cartridges back in the faucet, you want them to be in the exact same position. This is so the handles will
turn on and the right way.
Pull the Glacier Bay cartridges-RP22010 out of the faucet by
hand. If you need to use your pliers, it’s ok.
Remove the black rubber seats and metal spring-RP22008 from down
inside the faucet body with the screwdriver. You could use needle-nose pliers or even tweezers if you have them
Clean out the cartridge barrel with a clean cloth. If there is a
heavy mineral or sediment build up, use some emery cloth the sand it clean, and wipe the dust out with a clean
Install the new metal springs with the small end facing up and
large end down. An easy way to insert the springs is to slide them up on the Phillips screwdriver, and then aim the
screwdriver into the faucet and letting the spring slide off into the water supply
Apply a thin layer of silicone grease on the top of each rubber
seat. The grease acts like an additional gasket between the seat and cartridge; it make them last
Install the new black rubber Glacier Bay faucet seats on top of
the metal springs to same way. Slide them on the screwdriver and let them slide off onto the top of the springs.
You may need to work them down into the water supply port with a finger to make sure they are seat
Lower the new cartridges into the faucet barrels in the same
position the old stems came out. Line-up the small plastic guides on the stem cartridges with the notches on the
faucet barrel. Push the stems in firmly by hand.
Place the plastic friction washer-RP64124 on top of each
cartridge. The friction washer helps to seal the cartridge from leaking and allows the retaining nut to tighten
without damaging the faucet cartridge.
Apply a small amount of silicon grease to the inside treads of the cartridge retaining nuts. This
will prevent mineral buildup and make them easier to remove if you need to repair faucet
Screw on the faucet cartridge retaining nuts-RP70193 by hand and
tighten them firmly with your crescent wrench or flat jaw pliers. Caution-You can over tighten the
Remove the Glacier Bay faucet aerator-RP30030 from the faucet
spout. Looking directly down on the faucet, turn the aerator clockwise to remove it. You should be able to remove
the aerator by hand. If it is stuck, wrap a damp washcloth around it, and then use a pair of pliers to turn
it. Caution- you can easily
damage the finish on the aerator with sharp edge tools.
Place the acrylic knobs on the faucet stems, and then turn the
water back on. Allow the water to flow about 30 seconds from each side and turn the acrylic knob handles to their
off position. If they do not shut off the right way, clockwise, then you will need to turn the water off to that
cartridge, remove it, and the turn the cartridge 180 degrees and reinstall.
Check for leaks around the handles, nuts and stems. If there are
no leaks, great, move on. If there are leaks, don’t panic- take a deep breath, just start over, making sure that
you have reinstalled all the new faucet parts exactly the same way the others were removed. If you reassemble the
faucet, and still have a leak in the same stop, it is possible you will have purchased defective faucet parts. They
make millions of these things, every now and then it just happens.
Reinstall the handle srews-RP50013 with your Phillips
Line up the screw cap index buttons with the letters facing
towards you, and then snap them in place by hand.